A new WordPress update (4.5.3) was rolled out this morning. If you are one of our clients, your website has already been updated as part of our hosting maintenance agreement.
If you’re interested in learning what’s covered by this maintenance and security release, WordPress has released the documentation here.
A new version of WordPress Core is available (4.4).
If you have not already updated, please do so as soon as possible. Many WordPress hosting companies do not automatically update your WordPress Core, Plugin and Theme files. In addition, many hosts do not backup their clients’ files and databases. Before updating your WordPress website, remember to backup your database. While you’re at it, don’t forget to configure your WordPress installation to maintain periodic backups.
All of our clients have already been backed up and updates for WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes have been installed. You’re welcome!
Updating WordPress and Plugins is not included in most hosting packages!
This morning, a security update was released for the #WordPress Core. Several plugins were updated as well. Unless you updated your #WP core files and plugins, your website is vulnerable to attack!
All of our clients’ websites were updated within minutes of today’s announced release.
Staying up-to-date with WordPress is your responsibility!
Don’t gamble with the #security of your #WordPress website! Go All-In and let us protect your website from hackers!
To learn more about today’s security release, see this news release.
Is your website ready for Google’s new search algorithm?
If not, where your website appears in the listing of search results may suffer!
What is Google’s pagerank algorithm?
Where your website appears when somebody searches for something relevant about your organization is known as pagerank. Everybody wants their website at the top of Google’s search results. But Google is very tight-lipped about what actually makes a website show up in the highest positions of search results. Because a variety of criteria is used to determine the order of the search results, when Google announces that it is making changes it’s important to take notice and adjust your website accordingly.
If someone in Tulsa, Oklahoma searches for “baptist churches”, they don’t care to see a list of Baptist Churches in Dallas, Texas. So Google presents relevant information by listing the Baptist Churches in Tulsa.
Mobile-friendliness (also called Responsive Website Design)
More than ever before, people are accessing the Internet with mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.). How your website appears on these mobile devices can greatly affect its user-friendliness. In fact, your website may not be accessible at all when someone visits your website using a mobile device.
Beginning April 21, 2015, Google will also include “mobile-friendliness” to their search algorithm. What this means for you is that if you want your website to place as high as possible in Google’s pagerank, you need to ensure that your website is mobile-friendly.
Don’t gamble with Google’s upcoming changes!
Let All-In Web Services review your website for mobile-friendliness and relevance for better Search Engine Optimization (SEO).